KINGSFORD - Patricia Kleiber, 81, of Kingsford, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at Hyland Nursing Home. She was born on March 11, 1931, in Kingsford, daughter of the late Leo and Jeanette (Winning) Lange.
Pat was lifelong resident of Kingsford and graduated from Kingsford High School. She loved and cherished her family, and spending time with them. She looked forward to her nightly rides with her son Nathan. Church was also very important to Pat. She was an active member of First Lutheran Church and its quilters club.
She married Eugene "Speed" Kleiber on July 26, 1947 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1998.
She is survived by one daughter, Allyn (Gene) Neff of Kingsford and her son Patrick; one son, Nathan (Donna) Kleiber of Iron Mountain and their sons Christopher (Allison), Shane (Katie), and Justin (Tamara); one sister, Barbara (Gary) Kranz of Quinnesec; nieces and nephews.
Pat was preceded in death by one grandson, Shawn Kleiber; and one infant sister, Joanne Lange.
Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 16, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain.
Memorial services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the church. Rev. James Lindgren will officiate.
Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.
Condolences to the family of Patricia Kleiber can be expressed online at ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.